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It's all about the sex, or is it? Humans, horses and temperament
Contributor(s):: Fenner, K., Caspar, G., Hyde, M., Henshall, C., Dhand, N., Probyn-Rapsey, F., Dashper, K., McLean, A., McGreevy, P.
Does having a pet influence the physical activity of their young female owners?
Contributor(s):: Machova, K., Dadova, K., Chaloupkova, H., Svobodova, I.
Pilot testing a manualized equine-facilitated cognitive processing therapy (EF-CPT) intervention for PTSD in veterans
Contributor(s):: Wharton, T., Whitworth, J., Macauley, E., Malone, M.
Vulnerable articulations: the opportunities and challenges of illness and recovery
Contributor(s):: Trundle, C., Gibson, H., Bell, L.
[... and Riding as Well? Case Report about the Treatment of an Infant with Unresponsive Wakefulness Syndrome]
Contributor(s):: Steppacher, I., Kissler, J.
Specificity and variability of trunk kinematics on a mechanical horse
Contributor(s):: Goodworth, A. D., Barrett, C., Rylander, J., Garner, B.
A qualitative exploration of post-acute stroke participants' experiences of a multimodal intervention incorporating horseback riding
Contributor(s):: Pohl, P., Carlsson, G., Bunketorp Kall, L., Nilsson, M., Blomstrand, C.
Contributor(s):: Wharton, Tracy, Whitworth, James, Macauley, Emily, Malone, Marguerite
Parent Perceptions of Psychosocial Outcomes of Equine-Assisted Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Contributor(s):: Tan, V. X., Simmonds, J. G.
Influence of age and experience rider on differentiate the behaviour of recreational horses being prepared for use
Contributor(s):: Jastrzebska, E., Wilk, I.
Evaluation of an equine-assisted therapy program for veterans who identify as 'wounded, injured or ill' and their partners
Contributor(s):: Romaniuk, M., Evans, J., Kidd, C.
The effect of weather conditions on the preference in horses for wearing blankets
Contributor(s):: Mejdell, Cecilie M., Jørgensen, Grete H. M., Buvik, Turid, Torp, Torfinn, Bøe, Knut E.
The use of blankets in horses is widespread in Northern Europe. However, horses are very adaptable to low temperatures and the practice is questioned because blankets may hamper heat dissipation at high temperatures and also disturb free movement. The aim of the current study was to gain...
“Hay-bags” and “Slow feeders”: Testing their impact on horse behaviour and welfare
Contributor(s):: Rochais, C., Henry, S., Hausberger, M.
The temporal distribution of feeding behaviour is of primary importance in grazing herbivores. Many domestic horses are managed under conditions far removed from the natural environment. For example, restricted access to roughage may induce health problems such as gastric ulceration, but also be...
Qualitative Behaviour Assessment of horses exposed to short-term emotional treatments
Contributor(s):: Hintze, Sara, Murphy, Eimear, Bachmann, Iris, Wemelsfelder, Francoise, Würbel, Hanno
Assessing emotion in animals is fundamental to the study of animal welfare with methodologies for reliable and valid assessments being highly desirable. Qualitative Behaviour Assessment (QBA) is based on the assumption that human observers are capable of integrating details of animals’...
Temperament of the Norwegian horse breeds – a questionnaire based study
Contributor(s):: Olsen, Hanne Fjerdingby, Klemetsdal, Gunnar
To increase the populations of the Norwegian horse breeds, it is desirable to improve their competitive edge in the market. One of the declared strengths of these populations are their robust temperament, which has not been described sufficiently to be utilized for breeding purposes. A horse...
Evaluation of operant learning in young foals using target training
Contributor(s):: Martinez de Andino, Elena V., McDonnell, Sue M.
The primary purpose of this study was to characterize operant learning performance of young foals. For each of 26 foals, aged 6–20 weeks, learning performance was quantitatively evaluated in a single brief training trial using a standard operant conditioning task and paradigm analogous to those...
Rider impacts on equitation
Contributor(s):: Williams, Jane, Tabor, Gillian
Equestrianism is popular worldwide, with millions of horses and riders participating in competitive horse sports and non-competitive leisure riding. Riders have a duty of care or responsibility for their horses and should aim to optimise their health and welfare. Despite this, limited research...
Indicators of stress in equitation
Contributor(s):: König v. Borstel, U., Visser, E. K., Hall, C.
Stress is a generic concept describing the body’s reaction to external stimuli, including both physiological and psychological factors. Therefore, by definition, the assessment of psychological stress in the exercising horse encompasses the problem of teasing apart the psychological and...
Application of learning theory in horse rescues in England and Wales
Contributor(s):: Preshaw, Liane, Kirton, Roxane, Randle, Hayley
In England and Wales the welfare of animals, including horses, is protected by the Animal Welfare Act 2006. Welfare agencies play a role in the investigation of equine welfare concerns and catching, containing, transporting and boarding (caring for) horses that have been rescued. Horses regularly...
Applied neurophysiology of the horse; implications for training, husbandry and welfare
Contributor(s):: McBride, Sebastian D., Parker, Matthew O., Roberts, Kirsty, Hemmings, Andrew
Understanding the neural circuits underlying equine behaviour has the potential to help optimise strategies of husbandry and training. This review discusses two areas of neurophysiological research in a range of species and relates this information to the horse. The first discussion focuses on...